Dishing up the fresh, lively flavours of Vietnamese cooking, Cafe Hanoi offers an exceptional dining experience in a beautiful contemporary space.

Cafe Hanoi is one of the city’s most elegant dining spaces, with its high ceilings, soft lighting and understated celebration of the building’s heritage fabric.

The floor-to-ceiling glazing of the north wall overlooks Britomart’s bustling Takutai Square, giving the restaurant an atmosphere that is both intimate and fully engaged with the buzz of the precinct beyond.

Cafe Hanoi’s stand-out service, from some of New Zealand’s best front-of-house staff, is warm, attentive and fuss-free, setting diners immediately at ease.

Vibrant flavours, traditional ingredients

The food is a modern take on Northern Vietnamese, characterised by vibrant flavours such as lime, tamarind, chilli, lemongrass, mint, coriander, dill and Asian basil. Signature dishes include Vietnam’s famous pho bo broth, caramelised pork hot pot and ‘shaking beef’ recipes.

There is an exciting Vietnamese-inspired cocktail list, together with an impressive selection of wines from around the world, expertly matched to the food by knowledgeable wait staff.

Close to Vector Arena, Cafe Hanoi is ideally located for an early dinner or late supper before or after a show. Reservations are taken for lunch only for up to 10 people and can be made online at www.cafehanoi.co.nz or by phoning +649 302 3478.

Downstairs, the cosy speakeasy-style Parlour is available to book too – call the restaurant to book – and across the road, sister restaurant Xuxu Dumpling Bar is another delightful option for cocktails and small plates.

Make an online booking at the main dining room here.
Make an online booking at the parlour here.

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